Cat vomiting due to new dry food?

Started by kira, Jun 21, 2022, in Life Add to Reading List

  1. kira
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    Jun 21, 2022
    So yesterday my cat vomited a lot of food up when I wasn’t there to see what happened of course.

    There was lots of undigested dry food and other food. I figured out later that I think it was Zena because he had gone into the studio to sleep and did not seem to be feeling good. Then he later came in and sat on a chair and he started vomiting again more mostly just white liquid now although there was one vomit I also did not see on a mat in the garage with color liquid.

    I am worried because I don’t know if this is due to the dry food that I have started giving them. I bought some of the turkey chicken flavor fussiecat dry food which came a few days ago and I’ve just been giving them tiny amounts gradually added into their normal diet. So far it has seemed like it was OK but one kitty may have been getting a little bit of soft stool. I am not sure who that was. But that seems to have stopped.

    I also noticed that there was a big dead bug on the floor- one of those bugs that looks like a spider but it’s not and they jump around a lot- I forgot the name for them. So I’m wondering if maybe he ate that bug or part of it and that is what made him vomit?

    I didn’t feed anybody for about 12 hours at least after to give them a break and today I have not given them any dry food yet. They are eating their canned fussiecat and canned weruva, a high quality grain free chicken and tuna for a while with no problems.

    It is time to make another batch of the home cooked but I’m not going to be able to do that today because it takes a few hours with de boning the chicken thighs etc. and I am doing training for a job which I cannot delay, it all has to be done in certain period of time and it’s a lot of work.

    Last time I made their home cooked they were so hungry that I gave them little pieces of raw- they liked it and didn’t seem to have a problem. I’m wondering if I should try switching them to raw instead but I am worried it is going to cause more problems. Plus I don’t know how I’m going to store it- I would have to divide it into small portions and freeze it all- usually I just freeze the cooked food in larger dishes and leave some in the fridge for eating. I don’t have enough small dishes for three separate portions and I don’t think there would be enough room even for medium size dishes of what I make to freeze most of them. I usually make about 10- 12 pounds per batch of the food.

    There was no vomiting from the raw as far as I know which was about three weeks ago maybe, however I’m wondering if that could’ve upset his tummy?

    There is only one other time I have seen Zena vomit- it was last week when I woke up, he was in my bedroom - he just spat up a tiny little bit of liquid and that was it.
     
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  2. hargydon
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    Jun 21, 2022
    @kira

    My cat had a phase of throwing up daily after eating & spent thousands on constant veterinary visits & procedures like blood tests & so on, to no avail, they were absolutely useless but I finally got to the bottom of it, it was so simple.

    It’s due to some cats having a sensitive stomach & you have to slowly wean them off & onto new foods, taking slow additions of the new food to the current food to allow their stomachs to adapt without significant change, but even then, sometimes they just don’t like that particular food so you try another one & repeat the steps until they’re comfortable & you are too. Mine can only eat Orijen dry food after trialing so many other options of mostly wet food. As far as treats, can only have a couple of bitesize treats a day & a slice of ham without throwing up. It’s taken awhile to get to this point tho.

    I’d recommend focusing on 1 type of food right now, get them on it for a few days without throwing up so their stomachs can recover & then start to very slowly add whatever else is needed, but if a cat is showing signs of sensitivity, sometimes they may only be able to accept 1 type of food for meals.

    If it continues, try the vets.
     
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  3. virginia0806
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    Jun 25, 2022
    it really scares when your cat starts vomiting for no reason, but in fact there can be many, I read the whole article about it https://www.catfoodpoint.com/cat-vomiting-throwing-up-undigested-food/, turned out that my cat had hairballs in stomach,so I started using dietary supplements for my cat.
     
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  4. TerenceMil
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    Jun 29, 2022
    I know the problem. That's why I give my cats supps from time to time too
     
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  5. Inanna
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    Jul 21, 2022
    I added kitty grass to my cats diet, seems to be working for settling their tummies

    good luck
     
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